R.N. Morris

About me

Author of four historical mysteries published by Faber and Faber: A Gentle Axe, A Vengeful Longing, A Razor Wrapped in Silk and The Cleansing Flames. The novels are set in nineteenth century St Petersburg – the St Petersburg of Dostoevsky – and feature Porfiry Petrovich, the investigating magistrate from Crime and Punishment.

A Vengeful Longing was short-listed for the 2008 CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger for best crime novel, runner-up in New York Magazine’s Culture Awards for 2008 in the best thriller category, and Highly Commended for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Novel Award 2008 (as was A Razor Wrapped in Silk in 2010).

Now working on a new historical crime series set in the turbulent years before the First World War, featuring a new detective, Silas Quinn. The first in the series, Summon Up The Blood, was published in April 2012. The Mannequin House is due December 2012.

From my website

Bargain basement price for The Mannequin House

Hurry over to amazon.co.uk and you can download the ebook of my novel The Mannequin House for just £2.63. That’s a bit of a bargain, I think you’ll agree. If you haven’t tried one of my books yet, then maybe this would be a good place to start. And if…

I’ve just unpublished a book.

The Bridge That Bunuel Built is no longer available on amazon. I’ve decided to unpublish it. I’ve never unpublished a book before. A strange thing to do, maybe, but it feels right. The main reason I’ve taken it down is that it makes very little money for me. A few…

You can be too polite.

For example, today the doorbell rang. I was actually in the middle of fixing the lock, so the door was ajar. The house was vulnerable, particularly as I couldn’t figure out how to put the deadlock I had rather rashly disassembled back together again. The fact that the unexpected visitor…

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